The purpose of this blog, brought to you by LGCUent, is to enlighten true hip hop fans and non-believers that hip hop is NOT dead. We are tired of this saying. There are MANY unsigned/signed artists that are not getting recognition for truly keeping hip hop relevant. Pop culture is steadily making hip hop a trend and forgetting what it is truly about. So this blog is dedicated to those in hip hop who want the money, cars, and clothes, but don't base their success in hip hop on that. Enjoy!
Educated, articulate, and street-smart. Wait, street-smart? I bet you wasn't expecting those three words to be linked together but these words pretty much describe Chicago's own N.E.P.H.E.W. Hailing from the notorious "Wild 100's" of Chicago, IL, N.E.P.H.E.W. is attacking this hip-hop game his own way. He refuses to compromise himself or his beliefs just to get in the spotlight. Delivering his message and being a positive force in his community seems to be more of his drive. According to N.E.P.H.E.W. "Real hip hop isn't a specific type of music or genre. It's being real and true with yourself." We definitely agree!
Midwest rapper TC da MC is not your average rapper. Hailing from Gary, IN aka "The Murder Capitol", he has seen a little bit of it all, but instead of succumbing to his surroundings, he decided to do something different with his time. This is definitely reflected in his music. His first mixtape "Tha Altercation" was released in July and received great reviews and over 1700 downloads the first two days. "Creative creations created. Still I'm debated and I'm disputed. This shit is wrong, so I rebuke it and I refuse to view what they call music." Those bars pretty much sum up what this blog is all about and this is why TC's new single "GRIND TIGHT" is our song of the month. Wanna hear some real music? Check him out...
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Well this our first official post and we are really excited to showcase some great talent in this blog. Our main goal is to have this blog be an outlet for artists, producers and fans alike.
For artists, we want you to be able to have an additional outlet to promote your music. Without the financial backing of a record label, it can be very difficult to get exposure. We want to provide a cost efficient way for artists to be able to gain that exposure that they crave. We will showcase a song from a different artist each month. Every Friday, we will provide a "battle" where fans will be able to vote on what song they think is the hottest. So artist, bring your A-game because we are not holding anything back here.
For producers, we want you to be able to network with these artists. Instead of searching through lists of artists that may or may not be talented, like many of these music websites offer, why not go directly to the source. Many of the artists that will be featured in this blog will be recommended by the fans. This means that you will have first hand access to up and coming artists before many others.
For fans, we want you to be heard. You are the market that these artists are trying to reach. We want to provide a way for you to be able to have your opinions noticed. You will get to vote in the battles, as well as suggest who you think we should add to the blog. If your artists gets chosen, we will shout you out and you will get to write a small review for the artist. We want you to be able to connect with up and coming artists in these beginning stages so that you can go on the journey with them.
So let's get this show on the road people :) Fans, if you have suggestions on who you would like to see in this blog, you can leave comments to the right through facebook. You can also contact us by email at email@example.com. Artists, if you would like to have your music featured in our blog, please contact us by email. People are always posting things in facebook and we don't want you to get lost in the mix. Producers, email will be the best way to contact us as well.
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